Two things are critical to help individuals recover that aren’t widely used in traditional treatment are the inclusion of working on mindset and balancing brain chemistry. Many treatment programs are focused on “fixing” the problem and daily the discussion is about the behavior, weighing, watching them go to the bathroom so they won’t throw up and putting even more emphasis on the problem.
For a parent it can be difficult to understand how their young son or daughter developed anorexia or bulimia or became obese. Most parents don’t typically intend to knowingly cause issues for your kids. But in working with teens with eating disorders and their parents it’s interesting to see how many times parents aren’t tuned in to the messages that are being given to their child.
You’re familiar with the traditional forms of treatment and may have tried them all: Inpatient, residential, outpatient, intensive out patient, counseling, and various forms of group therapy. But are you aware of the benefits of working with an eating disorder coach?
Just what I knew would always be true is now coming to be
Once I let go of alcohol my body is just as I dreamed
I recently connected with Andrea Roe a fellow eating disorder survivor and author. In reading her book, You Are Not Alone (co-authored by my friend Shannon Cutts) this poem reached out to me. I’ve written recently about the effects on the family and how difficult it is for them to understand eating disorder behavior.